Delft faience small plate, the Blompot
Shown is a fine small contoured plate with hand-painted blue and white chinoiserie decor. On a milky white tin glaze, in the center of the shelf, delineated by two concentric lines, a bird of paradise is painted, sitting on a rock and surrounded by stylized flowers and a floating insect. Around it we see a frieze of alternating ferns and plants. Various panels with alternating plants and flowers have been painted on the steep transition and border, separated by obliquely curly lines. On the edge we see a wavy frieze of geometric motifs. The border itself is left white. Afterwards, the front of the plate was polished, that is to say covered with a shiny transparent lead glaze. The back is also covered with a bluish-white tin glaze except for the base ring. There are two dark blue concentric belts on the side of which the cobalt has run out a bit. Typically, the remains of proene are also visible. The stand ring contains an opening so that the sign could be hung. In the center is the underglaze plate marked in dark cobalt with the letters “B P”, applied to objects of the Vergulde Blompot from 1734 (from 1764 the name “blompot” written in letters was used)”, and referring to the name “Blompot”. This plate was most likely made by Paulus van der Burch, who worked in this manufacturer from 1746. Typical for him is the use of a milky white tin glaze. The sign dates from around 1750.
Condition: some small glaze defects on the edge, but otherwise flawless.